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Phantom Ship (1935)

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 October 1936 (USA)
During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

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Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
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Sarah Briggs
Arthur Margetson ...
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Toby Bilson
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Tom Goodschild
George Mozart ...
Tommy Duggan
Johnnie Schofield ...
Peter Tooley
Gunner Moir ...
Ponta Katz
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Boas 'Sailor' Hoffman
Clifford McLaglen ...
Capt. Jim Morehead
Bruce Gordon ...
Olly Deveau
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Andy Gilling
Terence de Marney ...
Charlie Kaye (as Terrence de Marney)
Edgar Pierce ...
Arian Harbens (as J. Edward Pierce)
Herbert Cameron ...
Volkerk Grot
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During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

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The Master of Mystery in a Masterpiece of Weird Thrills!

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The film takes place from November to December 1872. See more »

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Opening cast list: "The famous 'Q' Ship "Mary B. Mitchell" as Mary Celeste." See more »

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Referenced in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

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Hollywood Dropped the ball with Bela
30 May 2009 | by (New York USA) – See all my reviews

Well I woke early this morning and just finished viewing Image Entertainment's "Phantom-Ship" Bela Lugosi (1935). I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a pretty good. Especially since the only copies I've every seen for sale are unusually @ 'The Dollar Store" or in the Walmart 2$ bin, sandwiched in a triple feature combo DVD with the likes of "Coffin of Dr. Blood" and "The Screaming Skull".

The DVD transfer was pretty good. I suspect it was made from a good 35mm print. I would have like to seen a special feature or 2 (Commentary, Maybe a small Feature on the "Making of" or the "Restoration of", like Image did with Kino on some of the other older films. On a Side-Note: Is it just me or is Edmund Willard (who played Toby Bilson) a spitting image of Lon Chaney Sr. I bet that wasn't by accident.

I must say that the more Odd-ball rolls I've seen lately that Bela did in his lifetime. The more impressed I am with his acting. And the more disappointed I am in the Hollywood of the 30's. I single out the 30's from the 40's - 50's because that was where I think they missed the boat. (no pun intended) Bela had so much more to offer us.

Today's Hollywood is always giving actor's a 2nd or 3rd chance to show us the greatness they are capable of. Look at Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler". If Tom Hanks work in the 30's would we have ever seen anything from him after "Turner & Hooch"? He would be stuck making "Beethoven 6 in 3D" or "Marley & Me, Pt.II".

Im not saying it's a great film, It has many flaws. But it was enjoyable to watch. As I watched the "Phantom Ship" especially Bela in the (I've killed one of my fellow men) scene. It started me thinking, what could Bela have done with the Spencer Tracy roll in "Captains-Courageous"? I suspect Hollywood owes Bela and the rest of the "Viewing Public" an apology.


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